About a year ago I bought a Prusa i3 MK2S 3D printer. It’s been a lot of fun, and surprisingly useful for quickly creating custom household gadgets. I primarily drive the printer using OctoPrint, and a few days ago I upgraded to version 1.3.8. One of the new improvements is that it supports the Octolapse plugin for making very nice timelapse videos. I was pretty happy with how my first attempt came out, so I thought I’d share here.

After recording the original timelapse, I opened it up in Blender to try to fix it up a bit. The camera I’m using records with the Y axis flipped for some reason, so I needed to correct that. Octolapse can do this too, but I forgot that I needed to change that setting until after I’d already finished the print. Fortunately it’s easy to fix after the fact. Finally, I picked some background music and adjusted the video speed so that the video matched the music a little better.

There are a lot more options to try, so I’m looking forward to trying out new versions of timelapses!